About The Program

The English Language Teaching program was developed by the Chinese government to offer English teaching opportunities in China to western people, while simultaneously allowing them to discover the beauty and vastness of the country.

As the English language becomes increasingly useful and important in China, many Chinese schools are focussing on improving their students’ spoken and written English. However, as local English teachers often lack the ability to speak fluent English themselves, the Chinese Government has been recruiting foreign English teachers to help Chinese schools attain these goals. We are one of the organisations involved in helping the Chinese Government to recruit foreign English teachers. We consider it our responsibility to help recruiting schools to find suitable teachers, and to prepare these teachers well for their journey to China. We assist them with collecting documents for the visa application, and we provide constant stand-by support and practical information about working and living in China. 

School Description

For the English Teacher program, we have both public as well as private Chinese schools available. Public schools vary from kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, and sometimes even college level.

The student’s ages at public schools depend on the level of the educational institution. The ages of the students range between 3 and 6 for kindergartens, 6 and 12 for elementary schools, 12 and 15 for middle schools, 15 and 18 for high schools and 18 and 22 for colleges. Private schools have age groups ranging from 3 to 12 years old.

Our schools will provide you with a schedule of around 25 to 30 teaching hours per week; some schools will also include weekly office hours. Furthermore you will receive a fully furnished private apartment and free meals during workdays (in public schools), or a monthly stipend to cover the rent of a simple apartment. Every month you will receive a salary between 8000 RMB to 16000 RMB (roughly between £800 and £1700) depending on your qualifications and experience. 

If you work at our public schools, you will always have free days during weekends, and you will be able to enjoy public holidays and schools breaks. This will give you plenty of free time to travel around China and explore its culture and to try its tasty food. At private schools you will work during the afternoon, evenings, and weekends. However, you will receive two consecutive days off during the week and you will receive two weeks, up to a month of holidays. 

Requirements

  • Candidates must be older than 22 and younger than 55.
  • Candidates must be able to start in every March/June/September/November.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any major is required.
  • Must not have been convicted of a crime and have no record of contagious or serious diseases.
  • A holder of an (at least) 120 hours TEFL certificate. It is possible to start a online TEFL course after your application, during your process.
  • Be able to teach at least 10 months, which is about one school year in China.

Benefits

 £800 – £1700 monthly salary (depending on experience and degrees);
£500 – £1000 flight allowance (depending on the school);
Paid accommodation or housing allowance;
 Paid Chinese health insurance;
 School team building activities;
 Options to explore opportunities for a future career;
 Holiday allowance will be provided (depending on the school);
 Paid Chinese Public holidays.